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Re: cleanup
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2014, 08:19:34 PM »
A chipper would be pretty handy, always planned on having one, but not yet, so this is the clean up on unsellable slabs,
 

  

 
final check just a few minutes ago, all is good, thankful for no wind and wet conditions
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: cleanup
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2014, 08:46:43 PM »
Nice, but your missing the snow this time of year. :D ;)
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Re: cleanup
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2014, 09:16:47 PM »
this time of year we are sellin $400/ week in slabs :)
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Re: cleanup
« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2014, 10:31:23 PM »
      hey slider ,  that looks like one of my regular  bonfires i have for  my parties i throw togather,,,nice one
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Re: cleanup
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2014, 10:43:13 AM »
The slab subject seems to come up from time to time. I'm pretty small and only cut when I get my hands on free logs, but piling up the slabs and burning them was always "extra work." I noticed several of the people on this site used the "free pile" approach so I thought why not I'll give it a try. I've probably set out 20+ forklift loads of slabs now. Species varies highly as I cut whatever I can get my hands on, but the longest a load has ever sat out was a day and a half. I couldn't believe it, one day I set a load out, went back to load another and the first one was already gone. People are hurting out there. This last weekend I set out a load of slabs and edging trim. An old gentleman with a van and a wheelchair lift stopped to pick up the load. Mostly cottonwood. I felt bad that I didn't have anything better to offer but he still came up to me to thank me. I know we end up with so much it seems worthless to us but if it isn't too much of an extra effort it is still worth something to someone. The most popular I set out is the Cedar because its already close to kindling. One fellow that stopped to pick up a pile of it was thrilled. He built birdhouses as a way to supplement his retirement. Bark on Cedar with one cut side was a godsend to him. Couldn't thank me enough.

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Re: cleanup
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2014, 11:29:32 AM »
this time of year we are sellin $400/ week in slabs :)

How do you sell it, by the bundle? Do you load, or let them load? Is it sorted by softwood/hardwood, or just a mix? Where I used to work I would bundle right in the slab rack. 4'x4'x whatever length. If sawing 16' lumber, that's two cords. Sometimes the LULL would hardly lift it. We delivered some bundles with the F550, but never had much interest. I could just picture someone coming in in nice shiny pickup wanting a 4,000 pound bundle dropped in the bed. :o :D
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Re: cleanup
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2014, 12:40:54 PM »
this time of year we are sellin $400/ week in slabs :)

How do you sell it, by the bundle? Do you load, or let them load? Is it sorted by softwood/hardwood, or just a mix? Where I used to work I would bundle right in the slab rack. 4'x4'x whatever length. If sawing 16' lumber, that's two cords. Sometimes the LULL would hardly lift it. We delivered some bundles with the F550, but never had much interest. I could just picture someone coming in in nice shiny pickup wanting a 4,000 pound bundle dropped in the bed. :o :D



I keep about 20 bundles, But they don't move fast. That's why I chip.
 

 
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« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2014, 12:55:37 PM »
Slabs and sawdust are without a doubt going to pile up if not sold, chipped or burnt.  I've found a pretty good average of a slab bundle to be in the neighborhood of 15 logs or so, this includes the edgings as well.  As of my last sale the pine was selling for 15 bucks a ton, and the oak at 16 bucks a ton.  not a bad net for scrap, I have at least another semi load ready to go to the charcoal kiln, these were just stragglers that were a pain, plus is fuels for the rest of the debris that adds up through sawing.  I still believe a chipper is the way to go, always have, one day I will hopefully have one.  Keep in mind that many of the finer slabs from straight logs will be separated for a local wood worker,  and most of these are from pine, the bark slips nicely and the end product is pretty slick, it just requires a uniform end to end thickness, with some knots acceptable. 
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: cleanup
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2014, 07:56:42 PM »
Slabs and sawdust are without a doubt going to pile up if not sold, chipped or burnt.  I've found a pretty good average of a slab bundle to be in the neighborhood of 15 logs or so, this includes the edgings as well.  As of my last sale the pine was selling for 15 bucks a ton, and the oak at 16 bucks a ton.  not a bad net for scrap, I have at least another semi load ready to go to the charcoal kiln, these were just stragglers that were a pain, plus is fuels for the rest of the debris that adds up through sawing.  I still believe a chipper is the way to go, always have, one day I will hopefully have one.  Keep in mind that many of the finer slabs from straight logs will be separated for a local wood worker,  and most of these are from pine, the bark slips nicely and the end product is pretty slick, it just requires a uniform end to end thickness, with some knots acceptable. 




It's good to have different markets like that. What is a [charcoal kiln]?
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« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2014, 07:42:17 AM »
Peter, there is a company named Royal Oak which manufactures the charcoal briquettes we use in our grills. They have  acres and acres of slabs that when dried to a certain point, are put into a fire chamber and charred down to lumps then shipped to the processing plant that makes the final briquette.
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: cleanup
« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2014, 08:22:48 AM »
Peter, there is a company named Royal Oak which manufactures the charcoal briquettes we use in our grills. They have  acres and acres of slabs that when dried to a certain point, are put into a fire chamber and charred down to lumps then shipped to the processing plant that makes the final briquette.

You aint kidding Drobertson.  I live about 15 miles away from that plant near Huntsville, AR.  Ive never seen so many slabs in my life.  A couple miles down the road they have started another field of slabs.  It would be interesting to know how many bundles they can process in a week.
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